Hey guys, thanks a ton for asking me questions in my first Q and A and for supporting me! I have to move to a new place so my microphones are packed away, I will have to answer in text.
Here it goes:
I have two questions 1. What is your favorite comic dub 2. Could I do a collab with you you can answer both or answer one it doesn’t matter
My favorite comic dub, since I am new to the comic scene in general, is the fandub of Up and Ahead by Skailla that stated. It's here: The 2nd question, I am always behind on everything so I don't do any collabs unfortunately. Thanks for the questions!
What brought you originally to deviantart? Has your art style gone through different phases of change over the years?
Only one thing brought me here originally, that's discovering Skailla's Shut Eye animatic on youtube and then tracking her here. I had only been doing youtube before that which has a different, mainstream community, so I didn't know there was this awesome community on YouTube interested in independent artists. Back in the early 2000's when I was in highschool I drew only humans, videogame characters, still lifes. Drawing canines is brand new and thanks to Skailla's influence. And also I used to only do pencil art on paper, now since last year I do digital in photoshop. Thanks!
:iconddarknezz: asks Here I have two simple questions:
Why the name: EpicSaveRoom? and
Why the Cassindy avatar?
The name EpicSaveRoom came about by writing tons of words on paper that I could use with "Epic" cause I was geared for youtube and things like Epic Rap Battles were huge, and saveroom was just something random I pulled from Resident Evil one of the old games where you'd still save your progress in a designated room. I just ended up liking how it looks written out, being three 4-letter words and such. My Cassidy avatar just changes to newer versions of Cassidy, just because he is my main character so I use him.
I have two questions actually , you can answer both or just one
1- Would you ever join an art community on amino? 2 - How do you start a web comic , I've been interested in making my own but I don't really know how to start it?
The first question, hahaha. I am on 80 different aminos! It's a great way to share your art. My most active amino is the Skailla amino which has over 60 members but we're all buds there. How to start a web comic? Just do it! haha. Come up with a cool topic that you like to create, action, adventure, whatever, and daydream some storyline, then draw up some pages in whatever style you like, and upload them to popular web comic sites like Webtoons.
Do you believe in ghosts / spirits? I personally am a very spiritual person and would love to know your opinion!
I have never seen any evidence of them or supernatural things, but I'd like to believe in them. I'd like to think there's something bigger after life. But I have never seen a haunting haha.
What do you really wish to do for your Summer Vacation?
I don't go to school anymore, so I have no summer! I just work all year! ug. But I guess I spend my free time hanging out with friends and making art. Thanks!
Hahaha, because Skailla is my hero, and dogs are awesome creatures that are better people than people. And in case you're wondering, I am not a furry. Thanks!
I have 2 questions! 1-How Cassidy’s character appeared? (his name and his aspect)
2- How and when you met, Doggie, JC, Road R.... etc.
Cassidy's name came about while I was watching the TV show Preacher, the vampire is named Cassidy, I thought it was cool. Also it kinda makes me think of the color white, which is a lot of Cassidy's color. For his idea, after I was inspired to do canine art by Skailla's Shut Eye animatic I decided to do a animatic to the song Renegade by Styx (the storyboard video is on my channel youtube.com/epicsaveroom and that was before I even thought of doing the comic. So I made this concept art for the animatic and this is the first drawing ever of Cassidy and when I created his whole fur pattern and everything, I've changed it up some since then. His personality is that of a caring person with strong determination to do right (like Ichigo) and a fearless attitude. But also, a lazy misguided attitude at times.
I met Doggie on Skailla's Patreon in the comments section, and I met JC when she was commenting on my Webtoons.com pages! Pretty much just through comments on different canine art. I started talking to doggie in late 2017 after he decided I wasn't just an obsessed Skailla fan. Thanks!
What is your favorite drawing from DoggieDiversity
Other than the awesome fan arts Doggie has made me, I'd say it's just beautiful to look at and has a cool feeling. Love the lighting and special effects! Thanks!
Who is your idol
My idol is she has inspired most of what I am working on now! I have had previous idols, Game Grumps, Glenn Danzig, Jackie Chan, and others. Thanks!
Where did the idea for the Fallen World comic? What is Cassidy's heritage? Do you prefer art or gaming more?
Well first I was inspired by Skailla to make a canine web comic, and then all of the ideas are a combination of me day dreaming cool scenes that I want to draw and taking aspects from all of my old ideas for short stories, so Fallen World is my "magnum opus" containing the best ideas I have, and it's going to be a long story. Cassidy's heritage is a huge spoiler, but he knows he has parts German Shepherd, Husky, Malamute in him, but there may be something else... I prefer art more, creating things is soo cool, and I've played plenty of games it's hard to show me something new. Thanks!
what to do you want to achieve one year from now?
Hmmm, I'll start with physical stuff. I hope to obviously continue a new comic page every week. But I really want to make some YouTube animatics and animations about Fallen World! Mostly music videos. That'll be really fun. Also I have non canine projects in the works, would like to make a game grumps animated and a new Starbomb animated. And....I'm working on a fan made animation of high quality for Skailla's Blue Blood animatic! I know I can't do all of this in a year though. But Just one year from now I want to improve my art skills and get more efficient at creating things. Thanks!
Are you scared of anything?
This is actually a pretty interesting question and I'll be honest and share something... I just 1 week ago had someone who was drunk and angry (and is a close family member) aim a loaded gun directly at me and threaten me. And all I felt was annoyance and asked them "what do you think you're doing?" but as scary as that is, it is not how my life routinely is, and my other family members would never do such a thing. It was a tramatic event, but I wasn't afraid for some reason. The things I do fear is bad things happening to my loved ones, like my mother and friends, and fans, but I rarely fear for myself. I have an irrational fear of bees. They just make me panic haha, not that I couldn't handle getting stung, but when I hear one I jump up and move away. I'm not scared of snakes tho. Oh man, this is fun, so I did feel a moment of legit fear this time when I was walking to work, pitch dark out, down a dirt road, and I didn't know that a neighbors harmless dog runs loose all the time, and I suddenly hear a growl coming from the empty field in the darkness, that was scary as hell. Since I couldn't even see what was growling. But it just follows me and barks, it doesn't bite haha.
What is the meaning of life?
What are your favorite moments in life?
Answering you guys' questions is one. I don't do much that's 'epic' irl but this new adventure creating Fallen World is one of the best moments. I'll let you know when I meet Skailla in person, that'll be another!
What is your favourite arts of Skailla?
I like them all! But I will pick a fav. And I can't really say why, other than I love the characters from that animatic of Blue Blood and this scene has a cool tone. Thanks!
How did we become friends? XD
We were the only ones left alive when Thanos got drunk and destroyed 99.9999999999999999999% of the universe with his Infinity Gauntlet.
How did you come up with your OCs?
Cassidy was derived from the fact that I wanted a wolf MUTT with just asymetrical markings, and I searched and found this cool picture online which helped inspire his design. His character is fitting of a hero, strong will, strong sense of justice, and most importantly, a wise cracking attitude. Sam and Ridge are fairly simple based off of a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Doberman Shepherd. I usually create them by thinking about what role I need a character to fill in the story, then looking at breeds and such who could fit that role. Also some of my characters contain fictional bloodlines that will be explained later. Thanks!
How did you get into drawing and how long have you been drawing for?
I have been drawing as long as I can remember, since before being a teenager. But I really haven't done a lot of drawing in my life honestly, the last year I've drawn more than I have before combined, and the practice really helps to improve. I fell out of love with drawing to pursue writing and playing poker, lol. I didn't think there was a point to it because it's soo hard to become a comic artist, but now that the internet has made it easier to be an independent artist I have come back to drawing. During my 20's, ten year stretch, I probably only drew a total of 10 pictures. I had a long hiatus from art. Thanks!
So that's the questions!!! I mean, ANSWERS!!! Thank you guys so much, I love you guys!!! Feel free to contact me anytime, and thanks again for the support on this adventure I'm on!!!
Here's a fun spoiler, the embarassing artwork that is making me draw, for having lost a bet, is Cassidy kissing another male dog! Hahahahaha. He's straight, but I suck at "Ohhh, sir!! The Hollywood Roast" videogame so now this is his fate! Look for it soon! Bye!!!
Hey guys, I decided to do a simple little Question Answer thing, maybe you guys will be interested. Thanks a ton for 2000+ followers! Dang! Thanks for every view, comment and like!
So if you want to ask a question just comment on this journal or send a note (tell me if you want to be anonymous) and I will answer in a new journal in a few days! If there's a good amount of questions I might record the answers with a microphone, hehe.
Ask me anything about myself, my web comic, art, the meaning of life (though it's 42) anything really, except my mailing address, my home town and other informations.
Hey guys, I just want to say THANKS! You guys are awesome, and literally without your comments and support I wouldn't be working soo hard on my art and Fallen World, you keep me going. (Sorry the page is soo late and not out yet though, but I'm working on animations too for fallen world, and had family issues)
Seriously, you guys are awesome, I love chatting with you, and the fact that you like my art is freakin' sweet! Thanks!
Hey everyone! Time for another artist feature! Check them out, this time it's AethonGryphon they do a unique and very colorful style that I don't think I've seen anywhere else! I love it! aethongryphon.deviantart.com/g…
Just awesome use of shades and lineart and color!
This style is freakin' amazing. Feels soo modern and glossy.
If you're interested in having canine artists and enthusiasts to chat with, or a great place to share your own artwork...
Skailla Amino!!! Haha, I know I posted about this already before but it's been awhile, we need more members, though the public text chat is lively every day.
So if you're interested, this is a cell phone ONLY app called amino, this link should prompt you to install it, and then join the Skailla amino aminoapps.com/c/Skailla/home/
I'm always soo busy with work and family stuff, I don't get as much time for art as I want, and as much time to chat, but if you've ever left me a comment on here there's 99% chance I've seen it! I also check in every day to chat a bit with my good friends on this amino. Hope some new faces show up! It's a fun hangout and a place to share art, as well as there's a ton of Aminos like "art" amino and "Wolf" amino that can really get your artwork in front of a ton of eyes by posting blogs. A TON
Hey, what's up guys? I'm back with another artist feature! This time it's someone brand new that I JUST discovered today! Her wolf art is incredible, they have over 13k watchers right now. "WolfRoad" wolfroad.deviantart.com/
Check them out
This is the one that caught my eye, it might have been frontpaged here on DA I forget. Nice realistic style, amazing background! I'm wondering if I could pull this off if I practiced this style of painting.
There's just too much good art to appreciate on their page! Love this one!
I don't have much to say other than wow. They have tons of realistic wolf art, some anthro stuff, just great attention to details.
They also have some fantasy and action scenes painting.
Anyway, there you go! If you like, go give them a watch! I noticed some of my watchers have already been there.
Hey guys, another 'so you are aware' journal, my comic also exists on Webtoons, which is a popular web comic site! www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/… If you'd like to check it out there. Also, it exists at erhhhmmm *clears throat* Smackjeeves, Tapas, comicfury, theduckwebcomics, fur affinity, amino, and some other places I can't think of right now, haha. It doesn't do that great anywhere but webtoons though. Maybe wolf comics aren't soo big there. Anyways, have a great day!
Hey guys, just a brief journal. I sometimes have people message to ask if they can draw one of my characters (which is amazing, I can't believe people want to!) so I thought I'd say that anyone has permission to draw fanart of my characters, I'd love to see them, just remember to credit me for owning the character. Also, within reason, I wouldn't appreciate malicious art.
If people are interested, I have a folder in my favorites called "Art for me" where all of the art other people have done for me that is available on deviantart is saved. There's a few that aren't on DA. I also save all fanarts to my PC so I can enjoy them later! You have no idea how excited I am that people want to draw Cassidy and crew (and include your own characters too, that's always fun!). Anyway, have a great day, guys!
If you're not familiar, Patreon is a place where you can donate money monthly to support a content creator like myself, and there are various reward tiers depending on how much you pledge. Things like early access, exclusive art, ability to hang out and chat behind the scenes, all that stuff. My patreon doesn't have a whole lot yet, just 2 quick Cassidy sketches that are only on there and a lot of HD downloads of stuff. But it will have more. Just letting you guys know it exists.
Hello, everyone! First, I want to thank you all again for the awesome support that you give! It motivates me to draw the next art to know that you guys and girls are here for me to view and appreciate it!
Next, some news. My Gallery on DeviantArt from now on will only feature artworks with full backgrounds and comic pages, anything that has no background or is a work in progress or I think isn't fitting as a full art will go on to non-featured folders (can be viewed by clicking 'all' on the left or 'view all deviations' on mobile) or it'll be in Scraps (Can be viewed by clicking scraps only, also watchers usually aren't notified about scraps being uploaded.) So that also means I want to focus more on my backgrounds and making bigger, better artworks! I hope I pull it off.
Feedback for the Fallen World story is very important to me! Comments help a lot for future pages! Let me know about the art, what you like or don't like or would like more of. Let me know about the story, about how much you like or dislike characters or events, anything you guys give me is helpful! I do have the major plot points from beginning to end written out already, but there's room for new content to be written. It's a very long story, but I'll be using people's feedback to decide how long to focus on certain events and characters and such along the way! I'm glad to have you guys on this adventure with me an Cassidy (and many many more characters, trust me, they'll enter the story after Cassidy has had his dramatic introduction!)
Also my first official animated project to be released (which is a SHORT one) will be a Wolf Meme to siames song 'the wolf' which others have done on youtube. Featuring a fully animated Cassidy walk cycle, haha.
Anyway, that's all for this journal. Have an awesome 2018!
Hey everyone! How are you doing? So here is a sneak peek below of what I drew today, it's from page 12, yupp, this is my art before the shading and lighting and all the bells and whistles are added in!
So I'm working hard this weekend, hoping to release this page tomorrow, then another 2 pages in the next 7 days. I added in some new critters, a spider and a caterpillar of my own design, just to show you that Fallen World is alive, it's not just Cassidy and wolfs that look like Cassidy! haha. And on that note, the story will still follow cass for more pages, but there is a VAST cast of characters and adventure to be had, Cassidy won't be alone! And this adventure spans the globe, maybe even...alternate galaxies? hmmm? You'll have to wait and see.
So coming up next, the first REAL fight in the story! (Cassidy versus Ridge and Sam don't count)
Hey guys, it's my first weekly (or bi-weekly) artist feature! This will be of people and friends whom I follow and enjoy their artwork, to share it with you guys!
This very first one is dedicated to my new friend DoggieDiversity
He is a canine artist, drawing feral and comics, like myself, and we met shortly after I became a supporter and online friend of Skailla. He's probably Ski's #1 fan too. Doggie and I chat a lot online, and also I THINK I whooped him at a game of Stickfight on PC, but that game doesn't keep score so I don't know.
Anyway, he's continually improving in his art, and I will share a few pieces that are recent that I really like. He's too hard a judge of himself and doesn't see as much of the good in his art that I do, I think, maybe you guys could go over and let him know, sometime.
I love the textures and color here, and it has a good depth to it I think. And I really love the border collie, the stance and shading makes him really pop.
This one I also watched him do on livestream (which he does sometimes, so drop in, I'm there a lot of times and we can all chat) Great color and the way everything works together in this, the hues on the background and the character fit well together. I think it's a well done art, pleasing to my eyes anyway.
This one has a touching story that goes along with it. And I love the way the light is hidden behind the rain, and the sky is a metallic color, really sets the mood of the story well. Great lighting in this.
Love Louies pose in this, his walking motion looks great. And the background is soo interesting and colorful.
Also, DoggieDiversity and I once did an art trade! Here's his drawing of Cassidy!
So consider giving my friend's gallery a look! Thanks for stopping in!
(Also, there will be many more artist features. I'll be picking usually from my supporters and friends here to be featured, and sometimes just artists I am into at the time that don't follow me. If you've been a supporter of me it's likely I'll get to you at some point, my friend. I don't mind private notes inquiring about it, I don't want to forget any of my DA friends, but please no public asks to be featured. Also, feel free to share my art at any time, I'd appreciate, never a need to ask my permission to share links to my art, or to make fanart! That is always granted.)
Hey everybody, happy new year! I unfortunately worked during it, lame, but feel free to tell me what you guys did for new years!
2017 was a crazy year, I had a lot of bad family stuff happen, and stress, but it's also the year I discovered Skailla and started drawing wolves/dogs, and discovered how awesome DeviantArt is and how cool it is to be in this community with you guys! I'm used to a YouTube community, really meh. Thank you guys for the support, as always! I look forward to improving my art, making many pages of Fallen World, and making animations. Here's to 2018!
Hey guys, I'm sorry to say I must delay the next page of Fallen World by a week, some nothing new this Saturday, unfortunately. I have just been too busy, and I really need to focus providing the 3 artworks for my super cool people that won the commissions in my art contest! They've waited long enough! Hoping that afterwards I'll be able to bring you guys 1 page per week, at LEAST! If I can get ahead of schedule I'll release them a bit faster.
THANKS soo much for your support, you guys make me look forward to every day on this earth!